As another calendar year slowly transitions into the next, I’d like to take a brief moment to thank each and every single one of you who supported the work of Foraging Pittsburgh, Wild Foodism, and Learn Your Land — all projects I currently manage.
Countless individuals attended foraging walks I hosted throughout Western Pennsylvania, and I am grateful. We began in early spring with the wildflowers and edible plants, and finished in mid-autumn with acorn processing.
Here are a few pictures from this past year’s events:
Additionally, it was a pleasure leading foraging events for Mt. Lebanon School District, University of Pittsburgh, Trowel and Error Garden Club of Sewickley, and many more organizations!
As I reflect on this past year, I am continually amazed by the number of people interested in connecting with our land in this most intimate way. Foraging for wild plants and mushrooms is more than a hobby. Its purpose is not limited to providing nourishment for the body. Ultimately, eating wild species from our landscape ensures deep nourishment for the soul… a soul that has been longing for this reunion between ourselves and our land since the day we arrived on this planet. I am excited to witness the seeds we’ve planted this year blossom into the most rewarding lifestyle ever imagined — one that involves connection, appreciation, and freedom.
Stay tuned for the upcoming year’s foraging events. I’ve got many great programs in the works, and I’m excited to bring lots of new information forward! If you’re not signed up for the Foraging Pittsburgh email list to receive notifications for upcoming events, you can sign up here.
Thank you, again and again and again!
December 30, 2015 at 11:58 AM
Thank you for the Learn your land videos. Keep up the good work and hopefully I’ll get down to PA and attend one of your walks. I’m most interested in the wild edibles.
P.S. Do you know anyone who has attended one of your edible walks and is knowledgable in wild edibles, who live closer to me in NH?
January 7, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Thanks for the kind words and the support! Unfortunately, I don’t know of anyone near NH who has attended my events. I know of some people in Maine who are very knowledgeable in this skill set, though I’m not sure if Maine is still a bit too far for you. If you’d like me to provide their information, I can send an email.